Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we share the books we're just dying to read. I definitely think I have an exciting one I'm linking up with today!

The Ward by Jordana Frankel
Expected publication: April 30th 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Synopsis via Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Ren is a daredevil mobile racer who will risk everything to survive in the Ward, what remains of a water-logged Manhattan. To save her sister, who is suffering from a deadly illness thought to be caused by years of pollution, Ren accepts a secret mission from the government: to search for a freshwater source in the Ward, with the hope of it leading to a cure.

However, she never expects that her search will lead to dangerous encounters with a passionate young scientist; a web of deceit and lies; and an earth-shattering mystery that’s lurking deep beneath the water’s rippling surface.

Jordana Frankel’s ambitious debut novel and the first in a two-book series, The Ward is arresting, cinematic, and thrilling—perfect for fans of Scott Westerfeld or Ann Aguirre.

First of all this sounds amazing! I'm always a fan of dystopian books, so I know I'll be loving this one too. It's from the same publishing house which brought us Divergent, and I have a feeling it will have a similar impact. Plus the cover is awesome. And while so much of what happened with Hurricane Sandy is horrific, the fact that we have a flooded NYC on the cover adds an eerie realism.

But the number 1 reason why I can't wait to read this book? Well, here's a photo of me and the author (and a wedding sneak peak!).
Taken by Sabree Hill Photography
Yes, Bridesmaid NYC is the author of this book! So, while I do realize I have a biased opinion, even if I didn't know the author I know this is the type of book I'd love. I'm so excited for Jordana, and seriously CANNOT wait till I'm able to purchase her book in a bookstore.

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? And how proud do you get over your friends' accomplishments?


  1. That is awesome, Your friend writing an amazing book that you can't wait for!! I hope tome flies for you!! I love the cover and the blurb... will add it to my list too!!

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  2. Sounds like a good read! Thanks for stopping by my WOW. Pretty picure by the way. (:

  3. Authors are right up there on my list of people to know! The book sounds great, I hope it is a smash hit for your friend. Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  4. Cool! And this book sounds right up my alley, too. Can't wait to see more pix of the wedding as well. :)